WASHINGTON – August 1, 2012 – The Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) announced today the selection of a new Executive Director for the longest standing national professional association for pharmacy technician educators.
Janet McGregor Liles, MSHS, CPhT, Director of the Pharmacy Technician Sciences Program at Arkansas State University-Beebe, has been selected to represent the organization’s mission and vision for the coming future. While others have applied for accreditation, the program at ASU-Beebe is the only ASHP-accredited program in Arkansas.
“I am honored to serve the organization in this capacity,’ said Mrs. Liles. “The role of PTEC is growing more critical in the profession of pharmacy. As the role of the pharmacist continues to evolve into more direct patient care and medication therapy management, the role of the pharmacy technician must also evolve to support the pharmacist and assume further responsibility. The need for educated and highly trained pharmacy technicians graduating from ASHP-accredited programs is more evident than ever. Our colleagues on other national associations realize this and are calling on PTEC to help set the path for the future of pharmacy.”
The Pharmacy Technician Educators Council is the only pharmacy technician organization with a permanent seat on the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy—a coalition of 12 national pharmacy organizations committed to providing leadership, guidance, public information and coordination for credentialing programs in or relevant to pharmacy.
“I am very excited Mrs. Liles will continue to serve the organization in her role as Executive Director. Through her diligent work, dedication, and demonstrated commitment to the advanced role of the pharmacy technician, it was clear she was the most qualified for the role. We welcome her insight and guidance not only for the future of the PTEC, but for the future of the pharmacy technician,” says Jean Oldham, 2013 President of PTEC, and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Technology at St. Catharine College.
For more information about the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council, please visit http://www.pharmacytecheducators.com.
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Founded in 1989, the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council is a national professional association founded for pharmacy technician educators, by pharmacy technician educators. Through collaboration and consultation with it members and other national stakeholders in the profession of pharmacy, PTEC works to assist the profession of pharmacy in preparing high quality well-trained technical personnel through education and practical training. In addition, PTEC promotes the profession of pharmacy through professional activities and dissemination of information and knowledge to members, pharmacy organizations, and other specialists and professions. The PTEC organization is geographically diverse with members across the United States of America and Canada.